[OSGeo Africa] Another illegal GIS RfQ

Gavin Fleming gavinjfleming at gmail.com
Fri Oct 18 07:33:38 PDT 2019

Thulani you’d be surprised. Proprietary ELAs cost many millions before any work is done. 

Who on this list is willing to research the numbers? How much has government spent on GIS over the past let’s say ten years broken down by supplier and government entity? It’s all public information but will take a bit of legwork and perhaps some resistance to gather. Then we will see the size of the problem. 

> On 18 Oct 2019, at 12:24, Thulani Dhlamini <doddo at webmail.co.za> wrote:
> Well my understanding that in any tender , whether open source or proprietary , licensing is only a fraction of the cost.
> Therefore , the tender will not be for the software only but will include support , training , analysis , design ,development , project management , expertise etc.
> There is nothing like "just download and start using" and I am not referring to GIS only but technology as a whole.
> ---
> Kind Regards,
> Thulani S Dhlamini
> 074 111 9744 (p)
> 086 748 4270 (f)

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